Newtown High School’s softball team saw its state playoff run end in 3-2 loss to host Darien, in the Class LL quarterfinals, on June 5. The sixth-seeded Nighthawks couldn’t overcome a 3-0 deficit despite putting some pressure on the third-seeded Blue Wave by scoring twice in the fifth inning and putting the potential tying run on base in the seventh.
This was a tough loss for Newtown Coach Bob Guererra and company to take given the Darien benefitted from miscues in the field to score each of its runs.
It’s on to the Class LL state tournament quarterfinals for Newtown High School’s softball team. The sixth-seeded Nighthawks defeated No. 11 Westhill of Stamford 7-2 in the second round, at Newtown High, on June 4.
With the win, the Nighthawks will visit third-seeded Darien in the quarterfinals, on Friday, June 5, beginning at 4 pm. Darien, like Westhill, is an FCIAC team and defeated Westhill 2-1 during the regular season.
A pair of strong pitching efforts lifted Newtown High School’s softball and baseball teams to first-round state tournament victories, at home, on June 3. Meanwhile, the Nighthawk boys’ lacrosse team saw its season come to an end in a setback to New Milford on the same afternoon.
Jared Pearson takes a shot on goal as a Joel Barlow player defends during a South-West Conference tournament contest on May 28. The Nighthawks begin state playoff action today. Newtown's visit to New Milford has been relocated to Brookfield High. The game starts, as scheduled, at 4:30 pm.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field squads participated in the Class LL state championships, at New Britain’s Willow Brook Park, on June 2. The girls placed fifth, with 43.25 points, among 22 schools to score; Staples of Westport, with 84, won the competition. In the boys’ meet, Newtown was 16th with 12 points; Ridgefield scored 102 to claim first place. Newtown’s top-ten event results are as follows:
Nothing, not even chilly-for-the-season, damp conditions, could stop Newtown High School’s first-year varsity girls’ golf team from having its moment in the South-West Conference sun, on June 2. The Nighthawks, behind the top overall golfer, as well as the third-place competitor in the field, captured the conference championship at Orange Hills Country Club.
Newtown shot a 414, and runner-up Joel Barlow of Redding had a 435 as the teams competed for 18 holes under an on-and-off rainfall.
Newtown High School’s tennis, baseball, and softball teams, on June 2, had their state tournament contests postponed by rain for a second straight day. Action is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, June 3.
SOUTHBURY — The LOF Adaptive Skiers will host its third annual Lake-to-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride on Sunday, June 28. The ride starts at the Shepaug Dam Eagle Observatory and Recreation Area, on River Road in Southbury.
Online registration is $35 and no other fundraising is required. Registration is free for children under 14 years old.
The Lake-to-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride is a rain or shine event. Registration opens at 7 am.
Treadwell Park was bustling with energetic lacrosse players throughout the day, on May 30. The park’s three fields – the Treadwell turf, grass, and Tilson surfaces – hosted the tenth annual Rooster Rumble, a lacrosse tournament for girls in grades seven and eight.
Teams from as far away as West Hartford, Cheshire, Southington, Darien, and Weston, and as nearby as Trumbull, Easton, and Redding, came to town for round-robin pool play and participated in a minimum of four games. Newtown fielded a trio of the 20 squads in the event.